If you have stayed with us before, you will likely remember having a taste of our luscious Pinot Gris. Well, Forgotten Hill Wine Co. opened to the public in the spring of 2017. We started small, having converted the garage at Forgotten Hill into a mini-but-mighty winery. We offer sumptuous handcrafted wines made from our estate-grown Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes, as well as refreshing Rosés, along with a Syrah made from grapes grown in Osoyoos and a Pinot Noir made from Okanagan Falls Grapes.
In keeping with our diminutive size, tastings are by appointment only. Wine tours are welcomed. but our small tasting room means that a maximum of 10 people can be accommodated at any one time. Individuals wanting to experience some of our delicious wines are, of course welcome to call for an appointment, or book on line by either calling 1-250-496-5600 to book a tasting or by visiting our website www.forgottenhillwineco.com to book an appointment. We are open and generally accessible year-round and tastings are free.
And, to all our B&B guests, past, present and future: Cheers! We look forward to sharing our wines with you!
Grown on our family estate, one of the most sublime sites on the Naramata Bench, the 2015 Pinot Gris is redolent of ripe pear & apricot, almond, orange blossom & chamomile.
A very versatile wine that pairs well with chicken or pork, white fish, mussels and scallops, as well as pasta dishes with creamy sauces. Salads, goat cheese and hard cheeses like Gruyère are also a nice match.
Grown on our family estate, one of the most sublime sites on the Naramata Bench, the 2016 Pinot Gris is evocative of pears poached with ginger & cloves, sun-warmed apricots, lime zest, mint & honeysuckle blossom.
With a slightly crisper profile than the 2015, the 2016 Pinot Gris is a match made in heaven when it comes to creamy or cheesy dishes. That said, it plays equally well with chicken and pork, veal, shellfish and white fish.
Grown on our family estate, one of the most sublime sites on the Naramata Bench, the 2017 Pinot Gris is distinct from our two previous vintages, but is a balance between our 2015 and 2016 vintages. Our 2017 Pinot Gris is redolent of lemon zest, honeydew melon, chamomile & elder-flower, underscored by delicate minerality.
This wine will pair nicely with our suggested pairings for our previous vintages, but in addition makes a wonderful apéritif wine year-round.
A blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Pinot Noir, this rosé is delicate & elegant in style, with flavours of strawberry, rhubarb, grapefruit, honey, mint leaves & orange blossom.
This dry Rosé has a savory Herbes de Provence note that makes it a delight to pair with Mediterranean dishes, as well as with nibbly dinners: tapas, antipasti, mixed cheese and charcuterie plates. Of course, a roast chicken or turkey is also a classic and toothsome match for our Rosé.
Made from 100% Merlot grapes grown in Okanagan Falls, our 2017 Rosé is strongly reminiscent of rosé wines originating from the Provence region in France. As such, you can feel confident pairing it with Provençal dishes, or with dishes such as Pan Seared Scallops with Spinach & Wild Mushroom Orzo; Greek Salad or Salad Niçoise, etc.
Our wonderful 2017 Rosé can also be used to bring a few rays of summer sunshine into any winter dinner, and is an excellent way to banish the winter blues.
One season, one place, captured in a bottle. Made from Syrah grapes grown in Osoyoos, Intense hue with an opaque purple-black centre. Blackberry and fig on the nose, medium plus body. Dark fruit on the palate. Well balanced bright acidity with a lingering peppery long finish.
This is a wine that pairs well with lamb, pasta, burgers and, of all things, chocolate!
One season, one place, captured in a bottle. Dark, rich colour, aromas of sour cherry and eucalyptus, medium body cherry and licorice on the palate, soft tannins. Easy drinking ready now and will improve with bottle age.
This wine wants to be served with strong cheeses, deli meats and olives. OK. Just like our Family Reserve this is a wine that pairs perfectly with any hearty dish and which will smoothly warm the cockles of your heart.
Our Family Reserve is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes on our Naramata Bench Estate. It entices with flavours of black cherry & redcurrant, black pepper, clove, juniper berry & leather. This is a perfect wine with most Fall and Winter meat dishes. It is, regrettably, produced in extremely limited quantity since the Pinot Noir section of our estate vineyard is small. However, albeit limited production, we can confidently assert that it is one of the finest Pinot Noir made in Canada.